An estimated 80 million people have been displaced by dam projects worldwide. Their fate is largely unknown, but evidence shows that those affected tend to become impoverished and marginalised and these impacts are long-lasting. At the same time, the rate of dam construction shows no sign of abating. Whether the benefits of new dams will outweigh their costs remains to be seen, but the risk of displacement and related impoverishment and marginalisation remains. With this case study series, IDMC aims to gradually draw a global picture of displacement associated with dam projects.
Teton Dam (Idaho, ) | Case Study | ASDSO Lessons Learned
By our partner Waterkeepers Iraq. These two dams are under construction in Sulaymaniyah governorate, Kurdistan, Northern Iraq. Surqawshan is located down river from the city of Dukan on a tributary to the Lesser Zab. Delezha is located south of the city of Sulaymaniyah and the dam is on a small tributary flowing south towards Kirkuk. Both Surqawshan and Basara Dam are rock-filled dams.
Case study: Three Gorges Dam
The U. The construction of those complexes, and the decisions related to that process, greatly influenced the pace of technological development of the Upper Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project. Poor or misguided construction decisions invited disaster.
The project is interested in how Universities in the Global South can contribute to solving geographical, economic and social issues in their cities. The SUEUAA project involves academics from each of these cities, who will be carrying out fieldwork, and elite interviews with decision makers in the city and senior academics from local Universities, to better understand the ability of Universities to respond to city issues. In this seventh case study, we look at how the University of Kurdistan in Iran has responded to the negative environmental impacts on both urban and surroundings areas of dam construction in Kurdistan. The increasing demand of humans for fresh water sources as well as energy production has led to constant attention to damming as one of the main pillars of developmental approaches. Moreover sustainable management of scarce agricultural water resources is an unavoidable necessity for countries facing the incremental water demands and suffering from water deficiencies, such as Iran .